Sustainability Planning for Rural Health Networks

Event Details
Thursday, February 11, 2016
Rural Health Innovations (RHI)

Duration: 38 min

For rural health networks and network projects, sustainability can be defined as the ability to achieve desired outcomes and financial viability through implementation and deployment of the network’s business plan. Sustainability is determined by how productive the network is in achieving its objectives and goals and how successfully it has positioned itself for the future. This webinar shares information on the process of developing a sustainability plan by drawing on elements a network has developed through prior planning sessions. The accompanying guide and template tools in our Sustainability Planning Toolkit are designed to support rural health network leaders in identifying opportunities for improving network sustainability and in writing action plans to address specific business areas.

Grantees of the Rural Health Network Development program can use these tools as part of fulfilling their Sustainability Plan grant deliverable. (Note: The correct Sustainability Plan due date for the May cohort is July 31, 2016. The presentation incorrectly lists a date of August 30.)


  • Debra Laine, Program Specialist, Rural Health Innovations/National Rural Health Resource Center 
  • Kap Wilkes, Program Manager, Rural Health Innovations/National Rural Health Resource Center

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